About TOBI


Watch a special welcome message from Dr. Steven Sampson.


The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) was established by Dr. Steven Sampson to share best practices in the cutting-edge field of Orthobiologics with physicians around the world.


Global field leaders share expertise and support physicians to deliver biologics at the highest standards practicing evidence-based medicine.

  • Physicians collaborate, build community with shared cases, protocols, results, and dialogue.
  • Physicians, researchers, educators, industry, and military collaborate to promote best practices and make training and data accessible and affordable.

This TOBI meeting was amazing and the lectures were fantastic.

José Fábio Lana, MD

The Bone and Cartilage Institute
São Paulo, Brazil

The list of speakers is who’s who in cellular medicine that are actively treating patients with a variety of Biologic agents.

Brian J. Shiple, DO

The Center for Sports Medicine
Springfield, PA

The international presence of your symposium could not be ignored and only speaks to the high-quality nature of education taking place.

Daniel Shelton

SonoSite, Inc., Frisco, TX


TOBI Annual Events fulfill our mission and advance our vision with the following features:
  • Symposiums convene field leaders, clinicians and scientists to share the latest research and best practices.
  • Workshop intensives provide the basic science and techniques to implement biologic treatments in practice.
  • Cadaver Labs provide hands-on experience with biologic treatments, taught by field experts.
  • Online streaming and recorded videos make information accessible and affordable to the physicians around the globe.
  • Research Poster Exhibits share new data from researchers around the world, prior to publication.
  • Volunteer opportunities provide students opportunities to learn from and network with field leaders.
  • Patient Registry to track clinical protocols, patient outcomes, create a library of data, and publish research.

TOBI Founder, Dr. Steven Sampson, briefed US Congress on Capitol Hill alongside the Arthritis Foundation, American College of Rheumatology and American Osteopathic Association, veterans’ organizations and service members, to spotlight arthritis in the military and call on Congress to dedicate $20 million to Department of Defense arthritis research program that focuses on the disease and ways to mitigate its effects. Arthritis research that helps our military and veteran populations will ultimately benefit everyone with arthritis.

TOBI supports United States military with registration grants to attend TOBI and educate military physicians and decision makers about biologic treatments, best practices, viability, and efficacy to address the physical demands and resulting injuries of our wounded warriors.